Walter Crane: A Revolution in Nursery Picture Books
9 Nov 2010 – 3 Apr 2011
The artist and designer Walter Crane (1845-1915) was the most prolific and influential picture book creator of his generation.
Crane's lively designs for mass-market nursery books featuring alphabets, nursery rhymes and fairy tales were intended to stimulate children's visual awareness while they learned to read. This small display brings together original artwork and first editions of Crane's innovative picture books to offer a fascinating insight into his radical approach to early education.